Mastodon has revealed the cover artwork for their highly anticipated new album The Hunter. The artwork, as can be seen off to the side, is colorful, somewhat disturbing, and all around bizarre. It also doesn’t resemble any of the other band’s cover artwork done by Paul Romano. Nonetheless, it still looks pretty cool.
Drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher told MTV Germany recently that the album, being produced by Mike Elizondo, would be “heavier, faster, crazier” and “all over the place.” Fans apparently shouldn’t, though, expect 15 minute jams as heard on 2009’s Crack The Skye. Mastodon have also leaked song titles expected to appear on The Hunter over the past few months. Here’s a rundown of the titles revealed so far:
-“The Octopus Has No Friends”
-“Curl Of The Burl”
-“All The Heavy Lifting”
So now we know song titles, have seen the cover, and have even heard a b-side from Crack The Skye. Now let’s actually hear a new song off of The Hunter! Guess we’ll just have to wait a little longer. The album is expected to be released in October (with no exact date set yet).